Conflict is a major cause and, in some cases, result of humanitarian crises. Conflict frequently overlaps with underlying social inequalities, poverty and high levels of vulnerability. Conflicts are direct threats to food security as they cause massive loss of life and therefore loss of workforce (which is particularly important, as agriculture tends to rely heavily on human labour), loss of vital livestock, and loss of land. Conflicts displace millions of people each year, often forcing them to flee with nothing and making them extremely reliant on the communities that offer them shelter and humanitarian aid. This can place unsustainable pressure on hosting communities that often face high levels of food insecurity and struggle to make ends meet [1].


 

Indicators

Access to conflict resolution measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Measurement unit
Index (A; D)

Conflict resolution mechanisms are accessible to the public measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Measurement unit
Index (A; D)

Number of long-standing conflicts measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Measurement unit
Index (A; D)

This indicator asks whether national laws provide all displaced populations with a right to alternative land and/or housing when their land is expropriated.

Measurement unit
Index (A; C)

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Estimate of the percent of total Indigenous and Community Lands - not formally recognised by the State - as a percentage of the country's total land area.

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Number of long-standing conflicts measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

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Media

Latest News

Land rights in Bangladesh
5 December 2017
Bangladesh

With a population of 163 million people and an area of only 147,570 square kilometers, Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Land scarcity, insecure tenure, and other factors have contributed to a high volume of land conflicts. Such problems are compounded by Bangladesh’s weak land governance systems, extensive informal settlements in urban areas and widespread landlessness in rural areas.

5 December 2017
Argentina

The conflict in Argentina between the indigenous Mapuche community and the national government has claimed another victim: Rafael Nahuel, an indigenous 22-year-old who was killed while resisting a raid by government forces on indigenous activists in the province of Río Negro.

5 December 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean

New group could help put pressure on Brazilian government to protect rights of Indigenous Peoples

30 November 2017
Brazil

We all know the first and most basic lesson of economics: incentives matter. This is surely why, as a new investigation by The Guardian has revealed, fires in the favelas of Sao Paolo are happening where land values are greater.

Latest Blogs

Asia
South-Eastern Asia

A civil society perspective on engaging with the private sector

Towards SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

South America
Brazil

   |   19 .07. 2017   |   LINDSAY BIGDA, RRI COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

In Brazil, indigenous and Afro-descendant communities face unprecedented threats to their hard-won territorial and constitutional rights.

Global

By Mike Powell, Development Information Specialist, facilitator of monitoring and evaluative processes with the Land Portal and volunteer member of its Technical Advisory Group​

Latest Events

19 February 2018 to 21 February 2018

Location

India
IN
India

India Land and Development Conference ( ILDC 2018 )
CONNECTION, INCLUSION, INNOVATION & CAPACITY TO IMPROVE LAND GOVERNANCE
Venue: India International Centre, New Delhi Dates: 19-21 Feb, 2018

Organizing committee of ILDC is very happy to announce 2nd India Land and Development Conference to continue inclusive and interdisciplinary conversations among stakeholders around land governance in India. 

9 May 2017 to 12 May 2017

Location

Universidade Federal de Lavras
Av. Doutor Sylvio Menicucci, 1001 - Kennedy, Lavras - MG,
37200-000 Brasil Minas Gerais
Brazil
BR
Brazil

O ano de 2015 foi considerado pela ONU como Ano Internacional dos Solos. Por este nobre motivo e pelo aprimoramento do conhecimento das necessidades de nossos solos, alunos de graduação, pós-graduação e professores do Departamento de Ciência do Solo (DCS) da Universidade Federal de Lavras iniciaram e se prontificaram para a organização do “I Simpósio de Ciência do Solo: Funcionalidades e uso responsável dos recursos do solo” nesta universidade, que se realizou entre os dias 30 de novembro a 4 de dezembro de 2015.

5 April 2017 to 6 April 2017

Location

India International Centre 110003 New Delhi
India
IN
India

Land Governance for Accelerated and Inclusive Development

5-6 April, 2017, New Delhi, India

 

 

16 March 2017

Location

Bogotá
Colombia
CO
Colombia

El 16 y 17 de marzo, el Instituto de Estudios Ambientales de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia presentará el Observatorio de Conflictos Ambientales en la Sede Bogotá. El OCA hará seguimiento, análisis y sistematización, a los conflictos asociados a los proyectos minero - energéticos y de agroindustria en el país, y con ello contribuirá a la labor de defensa de los territorios que hacen las comunidades que viven los conflictos.

Debates

Closed
22 September 2017 to 1 October 2017
Facilitators
Fiona Flintan
Babatunde Ajao
Kenya
Tanzania
Nigeria

The PROCASUR Corporation in Africa in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have partnered with the International Land Coalition, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Land Portal Foundation and Resource Conflict Institute (RECONCILE) to present the Learning Initiative: Innovative practices and tools to reduce land use conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers, taking place in Kenya and Tanzania, between the 22nd September and 1st October 2017 under the framework of the PROCASUR-IFAD Programme “Strengthening Capacities and tools

Open
22 August 2017 to 29 September 2017
Facilitators
LIZAHMY
Monica
Global
Kenya

Background

From August 22nd to September 15th 2017  the Land Development  and Governance Institute (LDGI) and Land Portal Foundation will co- facilitate an online debate that will involve the contribution of major stakeholders focusing on contemporary Kenyan land governance issues.

Closed
5 June 2017 to 16 June 2017
Facilitators
Godfrey Massay
Lukasz Czerwinski
Global
Tanzania
Closed
23 January 2017 to 24 February 2017
Facilitators
Raquel Ludermir Bernardino
Maria Luisa Alvarado
Latin America and the Caribbean
Bolivia
Colombia
Ecuador
Paraguay
Peru

Organizations

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Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
December 2017
Philippines
Eastern Asia
Oceania

It is acknowledged that conflict over land is a major source of violence in various parts of Mindanao, particularly the prosed Bangsamoro region. Historical accounts trace the root cause of land issues and identity-based conflict to the introduction of the Regalian doctrine of land ownership by Spanish colonizers. During the American colonial regime at the turn of the 20th century, dispossession of land held by the original inhabitants of Mindanao accelerated, with an emphasis of titling lands for private ownership that clashed with the tradition of ancestral domain.

Reports & Research
November 2017
Global

Over the past decade, a spike in demand for agricultural land in developing countries has generated a great deal of political and media attention. While many investments bring opportunities for local communities, some have wrongfully pushed residents and workers off their lands or have caused social and environmental harm. Some development projects (e.g. agroforestry initiatives, irrigation schemes) have also encountered land conflict.

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Reports & Research
November 2017
South-Eastern Asia

The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project, MLIKE (Mekong Land Information and Knowledge Exchange),  and the Land Portal co-facilitated an online dialogue on “Responsible Large Scale Agricultural Investments in the Mekong Region” on 09-27 October 2017. The full dialogue can be read here. This report delineates the key messages emerging from the dialogue.

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Conference Papers & Reports
November 2017
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

 

Reports & Research
November 2017
South Africa

The mainstream in South Africa is paying little attention to the world outside the cities. This is a mistake because the future of the country’s economy may depend on battles raging in its far-flung rural areas. The latest sign of this battle is an attempt by some in the governing African National Congress to pass the Traditional Leadership and Governance Framework Bill, which will allow traditional leaders to enrich themselves at the expense of rural people.